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Locust Creek Bridge

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Address: Locust Road, Hillsboro, WV
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The Locust Creek bridge is the last surviving covered bridge in...

The Locust Creek bridge is the last surviving covered bridge in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It was built in the 1870s; rebuilt inside “sometime after 1904”; and renovated in 2002. It served as the route 31 bridge across Locust Creek until 1991, when a modern bridge was built beside it and the covered bridge was restricted to pedestrian traffic. Construction is of the Warren double intersection truss sort (see photo below) – not a very common one, to my knowledge, although it is similar to other designs. The bridge, 113.75 feet long and 13.5 feet wide, is just over 6 miles south of Hillsboro (birthplace of author Pearl S. Buck) and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. [Information from Remaining Covered Bridges of West Virginia.]

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They did a very nice job of restoration, it is unfortunate it is not in a more well traveled area. Found it by accident, but was glad we took the time to stop and enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Bill M
Sinks Grove, West Virginia
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Sinks Grove, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

They did a very nice job of restoration, it is unfortunate it is not in a more well traveled area. Found it by accident, but was glad we took the time to stop and enjoy the quality of the restoration.

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love finding covered bridges and this one was unique in that it was probably the most "out-of-the-way" bridge we have seen to date as well as the longest. We loved the scenic drive and finally coming upon the Locust Creek Bridge. Coming from Hillsboro, WV drive south on US 219 to Locust Creek Road 20, turn left then drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We enjoy the hunt for covered bridges and this one led us into the back roads of Pocahontas County. It is this only one in the county and has been nicely preserved.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Covered bridge was a pleasure to see. Many wildflowers and babbling brook make this place very photogenic.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Restored bridge on rural route.....far from noise and food...stop at Hillsboro Pretty Penny for that.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

The road no longer goes through this covered bridge so that it can be preserved. Unfortunately, the day that we went, it was raining so we didn't spend a lot of time here. We were able to walk the length of the bridge. It was very nicely preserved but b/c of the rain we didn't want to walk around very... More 

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